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What is HyPElignum?

HyPELignum (Exploring wooden materials in hybrid printed electronics: a holistic approach towards functional electronics with net zero carbon emissions) is a EU-funded project which will combine Hybrid Printed Electronics and forest-based materials (Lignum) to develop consumer electronics with net zero carbon emissions.

The Aim:

The fast-growing availability of low-cost consumer electronics is leading to increasingly high amount of electronic wastes. The EU-funded HyPELignum project seeks to demonstrate, via a holistic approach, that the combination of additive manufacturing, wood-based materials, abundant transition metals and advance sustainable assessment, can lead to the conceptualization and manufacturing of net-zero carbon electronics.

Activities will include:

  • Exploitation of wood-derived materials as core components of substrate and inks,
  • Development of conductive inks based on abundant transition metals,
  • Development of processes for the additive manufacturing of electronics and components (sensors, communication and energy storage units) and their integration in 3 demonstrators,
  • Development of an energy-efficient microchip for systems management,
  • Proposing new ways to recycle wood and recover electronic materials,
  • Exploitation of sustainability analysis (life cycle, toxicity, and biodegradability) to propose a decision-making tool for the design of green and circular electronics

Project Start Date: 2022-10-01 Duration: 48 months

Total Budget: 6.2 MEuro Coordinator: Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)

The HyPELignum project is funded by the European Union under Grant Agreement no. 101070302.